GW4 researchers invited to showcase their research and inspire future generations

July 30, 2020

FUTURES is hosting its third Festival of Discovery as part of European Researchers’ Night, funded by the European Commission, in November 2020.

FUTURES2020 promises to be bigger and better than ever before with researchers from the GW4 Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter joining researchers from Bath Spa University and the University of Plymouth to showcase their work.

The event will demonstrate the varied and cutting-edge research taking place at these universities and across the region, as researchers lead interactive activities and experiments across the South West.

The festival showcases the diversity of science and the arts and their impact on citizens’ daily lives, stimulating interest in research careers – particularly among young people. However, the event is an opportunity for all ages to explore the past and discuss the research that is shaping our future. In 2019, it attracted 1.6 million visitors across 400 cities in Europe and beyond.

This year’s planned highlights, from 27th to 28th November, include a special Up Late at Holburne Museum in Bath, a takeover of Exeter Cathedral, talks at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, science busking in The Galleries shopping centre in Bristol, and young people exploring the history of piracy aboard a naval frigate in Plymouth.

There are lots of ways researchers, research teams and postgraduate research students can get involved and share their research with the public. Organisers anticipate majority of plans to go ahead with measures in place to protect against COVID-19, but they are also taking FUTURES2020 online, creating digital opportunities to engage with exciting research.

Visit the FUTURES website for more information. To express your interest in participating email your institutional contact:

University of Bath: Public-engagement@bath.ac.uk
University of Bristol: futures-project@bristol.ac.uk
University of Exeter: K.Baker2@exeter.ac.uk